Malcolm Eugene Brodie

TIFTON -- Malcolm Eugene Brodie, 60, of Tifton, died Friday, May 31, 2002 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.

A memorial service will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Brodie Field with the Rev. Mike Faulk and Father Juan Lopez officiating. Clay Shiver and Steve Dennis will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kitchings Mill, S.C.

Pallbearers will be Tyson Summers, Emmett Bowers, Tommy Seward, Roy McWilliams, John Bassett, Andy Ellis, Ollie Flynt, Mayo Tucker, Richard Fendley, Bob Laster, Jerry Shiver, and Richard Golden.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Jolly, Dale McGriff, George Smith, Bonwell Royal, Joel Carrington, Dewey Sexton, Walter Burgess, Tommy Blackshear, David Cape, Stacey Duckworth, Doug Clements, Jim Edenfield, Eric Willis, Shane Steiner, Gary Vowell, Ray Merritt, Lamar Joyner, Jeff Johnson, Wayne Franks, Ed Defore, Jim Hughes, Johnny Abbott, David Keith, Brian Massingill, Steve Dennis, Edgar Hatcher, Herb Benson, Mike Collier, Harold Abbott, Ed McCray, Neil Callaway, Scott Shiver, Rusty Smith, Mac Guest, Jones Ponder, Ed Willis, Ed Pilcher, Stan Shiver, Todd Shiver, Robert Massey, Doug Wiggins, Dr. Robert Hill, Fred Tucker, Todd Fordham, Milt Miller and all former Blue Devils players.

The family will receive friends today at Bowen Donaldson Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gene Brodie Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund.

Born Dec. 24, 1941 in Springfield, S.C., Brodie was the son of Norma Gleaton Brodie of Salley, S.C., and the late Malcolm Bradford Brodie. He was retired from Tift County High School where he was the head football coach. He was also a member of the Macon Sports Hall of Fame (inducted in 2002) and the Georgia Athletic Directors Association. He was named the Georgia Coach of the Year in 1975 and 1983.

Brodie is survived by his wife, Glenda (Ginger) Brodie of Tifton; one son, Malcolm Brooks Brodie of Tifton; two daughters, Gena Brodie of Palm Coast, Fla. and Stacey Brodie Cooper of Tifton; one brother, Charles Bradford Brodie of Aiken, S.C.; two sisters, Muriel Brodie of Luling, La., and Barbara Brodie Murphy of Eutauville, S.C.; and one grandchild, Brodie Cooper.

Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. All honorary pallbearers are asked to gather on the field tonight at 6 p.m.

Essie Lou Shaw

TIFTON - Essie Lou Berryhill Shaw, 93, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Osceola Nursing Home in Ocilla.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Bill Allred will officiate. Burial will follow at Lawrence Cemetery in Tift County.

Pallbearers will be Wyman Shaw, Gene Shaw, Larry Pitts, Mike Smith, Bill McDaniel and Chris Tolbert.

The family will receive friends one hour before services at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Born Aug. 27, 1908, in Marion County, Ala., Mrs. Shaw was the daughter of William Silas Berryhill and Mary Ellen Maddox Berryhill, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Flem Hollis Shaw, and by a sister, Ruby Alexander; one son, Leon Shaw; one daughter, Virginia Faye Tolbert; a grandson, Jerry Cravey; and a granddaughter, Jenny Lou Shaw.

She had lived in Tift County since 1938 and was a homemaker and a member of Wayside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Shaw is survived by one son, Roland Shaw of Tifton; three daughters, Mable Gray of Winter Haven, Fla., Edith Marchant of Tifton and Adele Pitts of Chattahoochee, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jo W. Colley

LAKELAND - Betty Jo Webb Colley, 66, of Lakeland, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lakeland United Methodist Church, with burial following at Burnt Church Cemetery. Mrs. Colley will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.

Born in Berrien County, Mrs. Colley had lived in Lakeland most of he

r life. She worked with the State of Georgia Probation Department for 34 years before her retirement. She was a member of Lakeland United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Audrey Ann White.

Survivors include her husband, Wallace Colley of Lakeland; one daughter, Lynn Berryhill of Lakeland; two sons, the Rev. Tom Studstill of Valdosta and Chip Studstill of Lakeland; one brother, Garth L. Webb Jr. of Tifton; and her grandchildren, John P. Owens, Jennifer L. Owens, Zachary Berryhill, Trey Studstill, Travis Studstill, Carrie White, C.J. Studstill, Justin Studstill and Joshua Studstill.

Music Funeral Services of Lakeland is in charge of arrangements.

Tishie Vickers

NASHVILLE - Tishie Vickers, 91, of Nashville, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Berrien Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Johnny Hendley, the Rev. John Thomas and the Rev. Ron Day will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Born Aug. 23, 1910, in Berrien County, Mrs. Vickers was the daughter of Lacy Gaskins and Tenn Vickery, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Auly Vickers, who died in 1991, and by a son, Wilbur Vickers.

She was a homemaker and a member of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Vickers is survived by four sons, Elton Vickers, William Vickers and Brent Vickers, all of Nashville, and James Vickers of Douglas; one sister, Ellen Faulkner of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Lovein Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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